Weekly Update 2 December 2022

Hi everyone

It’s now December and starting to feel much more autumnal at least even if we haven’t had much at all by way of frost and ice. Still it’s definitely staring to feel a lot more like the seasonal festive time of year … looking forward to meeting many Club members on Sunday afternoon at the Victoria Arms in Marston. Wear your favourite Xmas jumper and sign up here!

Definitely a proper off season now, so I should also give a particular plug to coach Sean’s core strength sessions on Zoom on Friday mornings – a quick and easy way to get better conditioning to stand you in good stead for the next season’s training and racing and to improve running dynamics and reduce injury risk.

It’s been a very ‘interesting’ week following the shock announcement that the IMWC is moving the men’s race away from Kona in 2023. Sustainability is a hot topic across the sport, and it’s always good to bear in mind the impact we leave on the communities that host events, and the planet in terms of environmental impact. This is a continuing area of interest and debate with the Committee. The ethics from IM Corp of making this change mid qualification process with apparently over 1,000 men having already taken up slots on the basis of a race in Kona however, well even if that’s technically allowed in the legal small print, it certainly leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

Best wishes

Nick Wenban-Smith – chair@oxfordtri.co.uk

Training Calendar

See the official calendar for full info and sign up links.

Saturday 3 December: Oxford Tri does Park Run @ Horspath 09:00

Sunday 4 December: XC @ Cirencester 11:00

Sunday 4 December: Christmas social from 16:30 Victoria Arms, Marston

Monday 5 December: Turbo from home @ 18:45

Monday 5 December: Coached Swim Lanes Abingdon pool @ 20:30

Tuesday 6 December: Static bike Oxsrad @ 18:30

Tuesday 6 December: Tuesday Social South Park Run @ 19:00

Tuesday 6 December: Coached Swim Lanes Thame @ 20:00

Wednesday 7 December: Coached Swim Lanes Radley Pool @ 19:30

Thursday 8 December: Track Horspath Athletic Grounds @ 19:00

Friday 9 December: Strength and Conditioning at Home @ 07:15

Friday 9 December: Coached Swim Lanes Kidlington Pool @ 19:00

Saturday 10 December: Oxford Tri does Park Run @ Horspath 09:00

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